Back to School Drive to Benefit Childhelp ®

Brush Strokes Salon & Spa Noa is working with Beauty Scope to help children this August.

Our Back-to-School drive will benefit the Alice C. Tyler Village of Childhelp® Farm in Lignum, VA. As the children go back to school, they need lots of supplies. We are now accepting donations to help the children for 2017.

The items needed this year are:

·         Colored Paper ·         Pens

·         Pencils

·         Colored Pencils ·         Wide Ruled Paper ·         Paper Clips
·         Staplers ·         Magic Markers ·         Glue Sticks
·         Elmer’s Glue ·         Copy Paper ·         Backpacks
·         Notebooks ·         Small Hand Sanitizers ·         Tablets
·         Binders ·         Erasers ·         Crayons
·         Pencil Boxes ·         Staples ·         Highlighters
·         Kleenex ·         Markers ·         Pencil Sharpeners

 

Or, anything else you think that we forgot to list! Cash or check donations can also be made in the Salon or Spa. Gift Cards to local stores (Walmart, Target, etc.) would also be greatly appreciated!

As our thanks to you for helping, you will also receive 20% your next service!*

Childhelp ®exists to meet the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children. They focus their efforts on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.  To learn more about this amazing organization and what they are doing to put an end to child abuse, check out their website at: www.childhelp.org .

 

*Some restrictions may apply. 20% off discount is only applicable towards one service. If in salon/spa for multiple services then discount will be applied to service of lesser value. See front desk for more information. Month of August only.*

May Flowers Have Arrived!

May Newsletter

An Inside Look at What’s Happening at Brush Strokes

Happy Mother’s Day

This month is the unofficial start of summer & we couldn’t be more excited; warmer weather, barbecues, and lying by the pool, & fabulous new hair. We get to celebrate the mom’s in our lives as well as remember those who served.  May is a full month & we can’t wait to see you at Brush Strokes Salon!

New Stylist

We would like to welcome a new stylist to the Brush Strokes Team.  Miss Bruna Miranda is a junior stylist who has a real passion for hair. She is currently training under our fearless leader, Mary Taylor, but she is available for blow-dry and hair cut appointments. Bruna will be here Tuesdays through Saturdays. Call to make you appointment today!

Upcoming Vacations

With the summer months upon us our staff will be taking a few vacations. We recommend that you schedule your appointments as soon as possible so you look your best all summer long!

Prom Specials

Look your best for the big night! Hair & Makeup packages are available for $85 (Eyelash Application for an additional $25). Also enjoy 10% off any accessory purchases from our boutique collections!

Mother’s Day Packages

Come in all month and purchase the perfect gifts for mom! We have everything you need from gift cards, to products, to salon service deals. Purchase our Mom’s Getaway package (Makeup and a Blow-dry with Style) for only $115, normally $130!

Memorial Day Deals

As our thank you to all active military, their families, and veterans we would like to offer 20% off all services (when accompanied by a valid military or veteran ID). If you aren’t military, please enjoy 10% off all retail! We hope you’ll join us on May 26th & 27th.

*As usual some restrictions apply to all deals and offers. Call Salon for details.*

Jane Iredale’s SPF Makeup

In support of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Brush Strokes Salon is highlighting some amazing skin care products available in store. Jane Iredale is proud to carry The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendations for their broad spectrum sunscreen.  Seven of their products contain SPF 15 or higher to help keep you safe daily. Come in and see why we stand behind Jane Iredale Cosmetics!

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According to the Washington Post, it is “The Age of Lavish Lashes” and we couldn’t agree more! From Adele to the First Lady, and everyone in between, lashes are truly having a moment.

Did you know that both Brush Strokes Salon and Spa Noa offer lash services and products?

As an add-on to our already fabulous Jane Iredale makeup applications, you can have false lashes applied for only $25. Both locations use Ardell brand lashes and glue, but clients are more than welcome to bring their preferred brand and/or style.  We love that the Ardell brand has been around for over 45 years and is consistently considered the “queen of lashes”.

 

 

If false lashes are not for you then we offer other ways to grow the fringe around your eyes. Spa Noa sells growth serum, Latisse, which is offered by our doctor on staff, Dr. Bruce Freedman. This medical grade cosmetic treatment allows natural growth for people with little or no lashes with amazing results.

Another growth serum called Grande Lash-MD by Grande Cosmetics is offered at both Spa Noa and Brush Strokes. This product comes in either a 3 month or 6 month supply, and is less expensive than our Latisse option. It is applied just like liquid eyeliner on the upper lash line, and may also be applied to the lower lash line if desired. Most clients see results in 4-8 weeks, and this is a great product for anyone looking to up their lash game.

Whether you prefer the glamorous offerings of faux lashes, or if you are trying to grow out your own beautiful set, your options are endless.  Not just your options in style, but in price as well.  Having a full set of lashes helps anyone achieve that “no makeup, makeup look”, and can be achieved by wearing great quality mascara, false lashes, or even just your own flirty set.

Happy New Year!

To All of Our Amazing Clients: THANK YOU!

We’ve had an amazing year here at Brush Strokes Salon, & we owe it all to you! We can’t wait to show you all the new things we have planned for 2017. Keep an eye on our social media pages & on our blog for news, how-to’s, & all around Salon goodness! We are looking forward to all that 2017 brings!

Thank you!

***20% OFF***

Select Retail Brands All Month!

Including: Aquage, Bi-omega, Cezanne, Rusk, & Style Edit

“Teach Me How” Sale!

Come in for a Free Style Lesson & Receive 20% Off Select Styling Tools!

(Only available through the month of January)

Donna’s January Schedule:

Donna will be gone most of January, but will in the 12th-14th & the 27th-28th. Make your appointment before they’re gone!

Why Brush Strokes is in Love with Keratin Express’s Daily Keratin Cream:

We love keratin Express’s Daily Keratin Cream because “it’s not just for people who want/have keratin treatments, but for anyone who needs their hair to be extremely shiny, healthy, & strong”. Our stylists use this product on every client to combat frizz & add protein. Come & see for yourself!

Retail: $48 *a little goes a long way*

New Year Appointment Drawing Winner

Brush Strokes would like to congratulate Janet Aurora on winning our amazing Eufora Goodie Basket!

Congratulations!

New Policies

Brush Strokes is updating its 24 hour cancellation policy.

If a client neither calls or shows up on the day of their scheduled appointment we will ask them to prepay for their next one. Our stylists time is very valuable & we have other clients who would love to come in at those times. If clients know that they are unable to make their scheduled appointment, we ask that they call or email the salon.

Donna’s Schedule

Donna will be gone most of January (as stated above) & her schedule will change for the month of February as well. Starting the week of 1/30/17, Donna will be working Thursday-Saturday only. She will go back to her normal schedule of Tuesdays & Thursdays-Saturdays starting in March. Make sure to schedule your appointments now before they’re filled up!

 

A Few Updates…

Some changes are coming to Brush Strokes Salon!

Mary’s Schedule: Starting in September, Mary will be working every Friday over at Spa Noa in Reston. You can still book appointments with her for either here at Brush Strokes or there by calling us.

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Located at 11638 Plaza America Dr. in Reston.

 

Located at 711 Pine St. in Herndon.
Located at 711 Pine St. in Herndon.

 

New Products: We are happy to introduce to you Eufora’s newest product, Fresh Effect! It’s everything a dry shampoo should be. So sleep in…we’ve got you covered! Also from Eufora is a new collection of travel sized items and kits. The summer is the time to travel so make sure you take your favorite Eufora and Brush Strokes items with you!

 

Policy Update: Brush Strokes will now require clients to provided credit card information for any major services taking 3+ hours (e.g. Keratin Treatments, Relaxers, etc.). We would also like to remind clients that we have a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you need to cancel an appointment please call us as soon as possible. We appreciate our clients continued support in all things and we thank you for your business.

We love our clients!
We love our clients!

 

That’s all the updates for now, but if you’d like to see more of a day to day inspiration and motivation please check us out on our other social media platforms!

Keratin Express Plus Smoothing Treatment

Does the incoming humidity make you cringe? Well worry not! We have the perfect treatment to keep your hair looking smooth and sleek all summer.

Our new Keratin Express Plus Smoothing Treatment takes approximately  forty-five minutes to apply, much less than traditional treatments, and it costs significantly less (starting at $100)*. The thing we love the most about this service is that is easy to add to any current service and the results can last from ten to twelve weeks!1273

Also unlike traditional keratin treatments, you don’t have to wait up to three days before you can wash your hair again. With Keratin Express you can get to the shampoo after twenty-four hours!

If you are hoping to get rid of the frizz this summer or just making your locks smooth and shiny give us a call and schedule for our Keratin Express Plus Smoothing Treatment.FullSizeRender

 

*Application times and cost may vary depending on hair length and thickness

The “I Do’s” & “I Don’ts” of Wedding Makeup

Getting ready for a wedding can be daunting, to say the least.  Thankfully the beautiful people at Bridal Guide have taken some of the stress out of planning.

In their most current issue (July/August 2016) there is a fantastic section called “ask david” , by none other than wedding guru David Tutera, that talks about the do’s and don’ts of makeup prep.  We picked our top four do’s and top four don’ts to share with you, but if you’d like to see the full list pick up the most recent issue of Bridal Guide and check out page 58.

Makeup Application with Mary
Makeup Application with Mary

I Do’s

  • Book a Consultation:

WEtv’s star says, “There are usually fees for your consultation, so plan for yours to happen when you have something special going on, or when you can test it out with your dress. Get your money’s worth!”  We at Brush Strokes recommend scheduling your trial run at least two to three weeks before your big day. On the day of the trial run, we charge 50% of the original service amount and on the day of the wedding, we charge the remaining 50% balance.

  • Start Early & Create a Timeline:

The suggestion by Mr. Tutera, “Allow 45 minutes to an hour for your makeup application” and “figure out prep time required for each member of the wedding party…” We suggest working with our makeup stylists when figuring out your timelines. When in our salon we usually set aside at least two hours for makeup application.

  • Think Classic & Bright:

According to David, “Sure, Kim Kardashian’s uber-smoky cat eye and full-on faux lashes looks fab, but in 10 years? Maybe not so much”. We love using Jane Iredale makeup for several reasons, but one of the biggest is because it is great for your skin and it is perfect for creating soft, timeless, and effortless looks.

  • Mascara is Key:

Our guru states “use waterproof mascara. This is bridal-makeup rule number one!”  All of our Jane Iredale mascaras are “water resistant” and are exactly what the wedding planner ordered for your big day!

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I Don’ts

  • Don’t Wait:

The host of David Tutera’s CELEBrations discloses, “Book your hair and makeup artists early-about six months in advance.” We couldn’t agree more with this key piece of wedding wisdom! Thankfully we can provide both hair and makeup services for your big day. We also ask that you fill out one of our Bridal Contracts to secure your date, time, and services.

  • Keep it Simple:

David expresses that, “less is more, especially when it comes to your wedding makeup. You still need to look like you.”  This goes back to our “Do” about thinking classic. Let our stylists enhance the already beautiful you on the day of.

  • No “Blah” Shades:

Just like with the dark lipstick, David warns, “those beige and brown-toned lip-colors you wear every day can make you look washed out in photos.” We suggest using a great Jane Iredale product called LipDrink, especially in its new color “flirt”. Not only is it an amazing color, but it also hydrates and keeps your lips looking fresh from first kiss to the farewell send off!

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Jane Iredale’s LipDrink in Flirt New
  • Be Prepared:

The final piece of wisdom Mr. Tutera imparts is, “have a bridal-beauty emergency kit for your maid of honor to keep close by in case anything goes awry.” We can help you set up this kit (at least as far as hair and makeup is concerned). We sell all of the Jane Iredale products we use, as well as some great hairsprays and style aids by Eufora to help keep everything in place!

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Now you are prepared for your dream day! If you’d like to view the complete list of “Do’s & Don’ts” pick up the latest issue of Bridal Guide or check out their website bridalguide.com.

Planning a wedding or know someone who is? Call to set up your Bridal Hair and Makeup services at Brush Strokes Salon (703)435.8002.

Jane Iredale’s Beauty Beyond Contest

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Who inspires you? Who gave you the gift of beauty?

 

Jane Iredale wants to know about the women in your life who empowered you and made you into what you are today. Click the link to enter for you chance to win $1,000 worth of makeup and a personal makeup consultation and application for you and a guest!

Good Luck and Happy Mother’s Day!

Do you want that GOOD GLOW?

Introducing The Good Glow Collection from Jane Iredale!

 

The Good Glow Collection brings together Jane’s best selling products for cheeks, eyes and lips, to enhance your natural radiance as it soothes and protects the skin. Released date set for the first week in May. Visit Jane Iredale’s website for more information!

Blend and layer each bronzer to get your desired look on the face and body.
Mix and match all three bronzers to create a personalized look for every occasion!

Rose Dawn Bronzer contains luminous pink and copper shades.
Sunbeam Bronzer contains cool pink and bronze shades.
Moonglow Golden Bronzer contains warm golden shades.

Flirt LipDrink Lip Balm is a new peachy-pink shade that looks great with any skin tone!
LipDrink is an effective broad spectrum SPF 15 lip balm to help protect your lips and it contains rich antioxidants to soothe your lips.
LipDrink is also available in Sheer, Buff and Crush

Stop in the salon during the month of May to pick up your bronzers and LipDrink lip balms. While you’re in, stock up on the Powder-Me SPF Dry Sunscreen for your face, scalp and body to protect your skin from those harsh sun rays during the warmer months.

**Bronzers available as refills only – compact sold separately.
Bronze Refills – $44
LipDrink – $15.00
Refillable Compact – $18

Ask and you Shall Receive

I asked our amazing stylists, if you could tell your clients top five things that you would love for them to know, what would you choose? Without holding back, they delivered their lists to me and I complied a list of the ten commonalities between the list.

Please be conscious of the time.
A stylist allocates a specific amount of time for each service that he/she performs. It is important for them to follow this schedule so that they run on time for not only your appointment but for all the other appointments that they have scheduled that day. When your five, ten or even fifteen minutes late, this can really throw their carefully timed schedule off. Please remember, DO NOT PULL A NO-SHOW! It is rude and inconsiderate of your stylist. We completely understand that life happens and sometimes its inevitable but please call to let them know before your scheduled appointment.

You’re probably not going to be able to get your favorite celebrities style.
We love when you have pictures to reference what you like but keep in mind, we are not the same stylists as your favorite celebrity. Another thing to remember, your face shape, hair texture and allover look is going to be different than that celebrity. There are many different aspects to consider when getting a new hairstyle and some of those don’t always fit into your look. Be open minded about some adaptions.

Be specific with what you are wanting.
We do not get offended by you being “nit-picky”, after all, it is your hair. We want you to be happy with your hair and with us! Even when it comes down to saying that you want two inches taken off, show us exactly what two inches means to you. We want there to be no miscommunications when it comes to giving you the look and style that you desire.

Be honest about your hair.
Your the only one that knows the history of your hair! If your not honest about what you’ve had done to your hair, there is a real possibility to major damage, which we would love to avoid. We would love to know if you’ve had any other color applied to your hair before we color it or even if you’ve had any straightening treatments done on your hair. All this information matter!

Put your cell phone down.
The time that you’ve reserved in the salon is supposed to be your relaxing time away from everything else in your life. On top of that very important part to visiting the salon, it can be very difficult to do your hair if your constantly reaching for your phone or when you have your phone super glued to your ear. We need you to sit still and have access to all areas of your head to properly do our job.

We love getting to know our clients – to a point.
It makes the day go by so much faster when you’re having a good time and that includes great conversations. However, sometimes clients can be very open about their lives… We enjoy hearing about your families and all those good things but sometimes clients can go a little to in depth when describing things. Remember, you’re usually not the only person in the salon so keep conversations PG, this includes your language. We don’t want to disrupt anyone’s time in the salon.

The salon is not a daycare.
Just like we love getting to know you, we love getting to know your family; preferably during a service that they are receiving. There are lots of chemicals, hot tools and harmful things in the salon. We can not watch everything going on in the salon and also focus our attention on you, the client. Kids tend to get into things and play with things that aren’t meant to be toys when they get bored. This can result in broken equipment and possible injuries. We want to avoid that with all costs! Leave the kids at home! Visiting the salon should be your getaway, we want you and our other guests to be able to relax while visiting us.

We recommend our products because we believe in them.
First and foremost, you should not want to pay hundreds of dollars to get this amazing color and then go home and wash your hair with a $4 bottle of shampoo. A lot of grocery store brands of hair products have awful ingredients in them that will make your hair dry, damaged and strip your color faster than you would like. We pride ourselves in knowing what your hair needs and we take the time to learn our products so that we can recommend the correct products for you. If you don’t like anything that we’ve recommended, we have no problem exchanging that product for another one.

Your hair is a walking billboard of my work.
Our recommendations for how often you should be getting your color touched up are important. If you go longer than the recommend time, you color is going to look faded or dull and your going to loose the shape in your haircut but also we want your hair to look amazing at all times because that’s our name and our business. Your hair style is a direct reflection of you stylist and if you don’t keep up with your hair, it can reflect badly on us and we rely heavily on referrals to build our business.

If you love my work, tell your friends and family about me!
Stylists rely heavily on referrals from their clients to grow and build their businesses. If you love what we’ve created for you, tell everyone! We love meeting new people especially when they tell us that one of our clients referred them to us. We love you and it makes us feel appreciated when you send family, coworkers or friends our way!

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Featured in: The Knot, Wedding Wire, Northern Virginia Magazine, Brides & Weddings of Northern Virginia


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Meet Our Team

  • Mary E. Taylor

    Owner

    Brush Strokes owner Mary is a Certified Colorist, with continuing education at Eufora Strategic Solutions Academy, Kadus Boot Camp for Advanced Highlighting Techniques, and the Jane Iredale Boot Camp for Make-Up Artistry.

    She is a member of the Herndon-Dulles Chamber of Commerce, the Women’s Networking Association of Northern Virginia, and the National Association of Professional & Executive Women, and a Board Member of the Tigerlily Foundation.

  • Krystal S. Treadwell

    Hair stylist, make-up artist, ethnic hair, chemical service & weave installation specialist
    Krystal is a Phase II graduate of Paul Mitchell, the School, as well as a certified Make-Up Artist as trained by the Esthetic Institute. She specializes in hair extensions and weaving, working with hair types in various ethnicities, and in working with creative color. For ethnic hair, Krystal is experienced in providing chemical relaxer services and Thermal Straightening treatments, as well as specialized attention to the care of natural afro-textured hair.
  • Melodie Jackson

    Hair stylist

    Melodie is a graduate of the Aveda Institute in Washington, D.C. and is licensed in DC and VA. Her talent is diverse in different hair techniques and styling of all hair textures and types, especially natural hair. She has a specialty in braids and twists. Melodie makes it a point to create the best look for each person based on her understanding of their personality and lifestyle.

  • Donna Ducharme

    Master Stylist and Colorist
    Donna has been in the beauty industry for 20 plus years and has attended numerous cutting and coloring classes with top educators. She will create a classic and versatile look for your lifestyle with a custom color. Donna has also educated herself in the latest trends such as balayage highlights and ombres. In addition to women's styles, she is also skilled in men's haircut trends using both clippers and scissors.
  • "I've been going to Brush Strokes for 6 years and I love it. The atmosphere is wonderful and the stylists are superb. I cannot recommend this place highly enough."
    -Alison R.
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